世界と中国の高吸収性樹脂 (SAP) 産業の分析 (2014〜2018年)
Global and China Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP) Industry Report, 2014-2018
|出版日||ページ情報||英文 92 Pages
|世界と中国の高吸収性樹脂 (SAP) 産業の分析 (2014〜2018年) Global and China Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP) Industry Report, 2014-2018|
|出版日: 2015年07月31日||ページ情報: 英文 92 Pages||
高吸収性樹脂 (SAP) は、非常に高い吸収・膨張能力を持つ新種の高分子 (ポリマー) 素材です。自らの重量の数百〜1000倍もの水分を吸収できるため、主に個人用の衛生用品 (乳児用おむつ、成人用失禁対策製品、女性用衛生用品) に使用されています。2014年時点で、世界のSAP需要は311万9000トン (前年比11.8%増) で、中国・日本・米国・ドイツなどが上位を占めています。特に中国は同年に日本を追い越して、世界最大のSAP生産能力 (全世界の27.2%) を有するようになりました。また、SAPの消費量増加率も、中国では18.0%に達し、世界平均 (7.14%) 以上の成長を遂げました。今後も、「限定的な二人っ子」政策や高齢者人口の増加などを受けて、中国のSAP消費量は約20%の年平均成長率 (CAGR) で拡大する見通しです。
当レポートでは、世界と中国の高吸収性樹脂 (高吸収性ポリマー：以下SAP) の産業・市場について分析し、世界全体および中国国内の需要・供給動向や競争環境、地域別の市場構造、中国国内の上流工程 (原材料) および下流工程部門 (SAP使用製品) の構造・動向、外資系・国内系の主要メーカーの経営・発展戦略、今後の市場発展の方向性などについて調査・考察しております。
Superabsorbent polymers (SAPs) (also called super absorbent) are a new high polymer material that has high absorption capacity and swelling capacity. A SAP may absorb hundreds of or even one thousand times its weight. It is mainly used in personal disposable hygiene products, such as baby diapers, adult incontinence products, and feminine hygiene products.
In 2014, the global SAP capacity came to 3.119 million tons, up 11.8% from a year earlier, which was mainly distributed in China, Japan, the United States, Germany, and other countries and regions. Over the same year, China overtook Japan as the world's largest country in SAP capacity, accounting for 27.2% of the global total.
Propelled by the growth in global demand for hygiene products, the global SAP consumption totaled 2,130 kt in 2014, up 7.14% year on year. Among them, China consumed 315 kt, up 18.0% from the previous year, a rise that was far higher than the global average. In future, driven by the factors including the implementation of the "Selective Two-child" Policy and the increase of ageing population, China's SAP consumption will further expand, with an estimated CAGR of some 20% during 2015-2018.
At present, the global SAP manufacturers represent a high concentration, with more than 80% of SAP capacity in the hands of top 6 enterprises-EVONIK Industries, Nippon Shokubai, BASF, Sumitomo Seika Chemicals, SDP Global, and Yixing Danson Technology. Moreover, all major enterprises are still stepping up layout, continuously expanding projects and increasing market share.
EVONIK Industries, the world's biggest SAP producer, achieved an annual capacity of 570 kt of SAP through the end of 2014. In 2014, the company's third largest SAP plant-Saudi Arabia SAP Plant was put into operation, which would increase a further 80 kt/a SAP.
As the world's second largest SAP manufacturer, Nippon Shokubai began in October 2014 to expand its SAP capacity in Himeji plant to 370 kt/a; in May 2015, the company invested an extra EUR350 million in the expansion of acrylic acid and SAP capacity in Belgium, a move that helped increase an additional 100 kt/a SAP.
Sumitomo Seika Chemicals, one of the major SAP manufactures worldwide, has factories in Japan, France and Singapore. In August 2014, the company co-funded a 59 kt/a SAP plant in Yeosu. South Korea. The joint venture is to be put into operation in May 2016. In May 2015, Japans Himeji plant went into operation. By the end of 2016, the company's total SAP capacity will be very likely to reach 385 kt/a.
Yixing Denson Technology, the largest SAP producer in China, boasted a capacity of 260 kt/a SAP by the end of 2014. In 2015, the company has four 40 kt/a production lines under construction, which are to be put into operation at the year end. At that time, the company will have 11 SAP production lines, with a total capacity of 420 kt/a.
Global and China Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP) Industry Report, 2014-2018 mainly focuses on the following: